Ron at When the Balloon Goes Up! provides a breakdown of New York’s
fisking of the infringement on the 2nd Amendment.
I second the notion that any manufacturer of firearms or firearm related products that currently resides in the state of New York should pull out. Come on out to Utah. Our tax incentives should be to your liking and we have the workforce that you need!
*Edited to add:
This bill was passed in the middle of the night by the New York legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo before most New Yorkers had had their morning coffee. My primary fears are these:
- Other liberal states like Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and California, will simply use this bill as a template and quickly pass similar legislation before this law is ever challenged in court.
- A sudden, radical restriction of firearms and ammunition could lead to radical action being taken and bullets flying. I am actually experiencing some anxiety over this possibility.
- A brief civil war which threatens the future of the Republic and the Liberties protected in, and not granted by, the US Constitution, or
- Apathy on the part of gun owners, thinking that the above could never happen, which threatens the future of the Republic and the Liberties protected in, and not granted by, the US Constitution.
It has been said that the Second Amendment guarantees the rest. I fear that the American population at large has been too soft in allowing our civil liberties to be slowly eroded with time. Municipal and state governments, along with the Federal government, constantly attack the First Amendment, whether by seeking to regulate religion or free speech, or by limiting freedom of assembly. The Patriot Act has destroyed the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, and the Ninth and Tenth Amendments have been largely ignored for decades.
The stupidity of gun control is that it doesn’t work. Gun Restrictions Have Always Bred Defiance [and] Black Markets. Gun control is what you do instead of something. The Left admits that gun control will not prevent mass shootings, yet they push it regardless.
Federalism is a delicate system that requires balance. Right now, the system is out of balance. I call on my local representatives, Representative Becky Edwards, Senator Todd Weiler, and Governor Gary Herbert, as well as my Federal Representative, Chris Stewart, and Utah Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, to work to restore this balance.